Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Girl sold cannabis that hospitalised her outside Highland school

Ross Ketterer at Inverness Sheriff Court
Ross Ketterer at Inverness Sheriff Court

A teenage girl passed out at her desk and crashed on to the floor after smoking cannabis she bought at the gates of a Highland school.

An ambulance was called and the 15-year-old spent several hours being treated in hospital.

The drugs were sold to the girl and her friends at the entrance to Millburn Academy in Inverness by Black Isle man Ross Ketterer.

He appeared at the city’s sheriff court yesterday and admitted supplying the Class B substances outside the 1,100-pupil academy.

The court was told that one of the pupils went to study classes for forthcoming exams and got Ketterer’s phone number from a pal.

Fiscal depute Roderick Urquhart added: “It would appear that she had been calling another individual over a two-day period to try to find someone who could get cannabis.

“She phoned Ketterer and arranged to purchase one gram of cannabis from him for £15.

“She and two classmates then clubbed together to come up with the purchase price.

“A short while later, he met one of the girls outside the front gate to the academy where he handed over one gram of cannabis in a small carrier bag.

“The recipient then met up with her classmates who rolled up the joints and distributed them.”

Sheriff David Sutherland heard that two of the girls each smoked one cannabis cigarette – but the third girl smoked three joints.

Mr Urquhart added: “About an hour-and-a-half later the third girl turned pale, began to feel very unwell and fell off the side of her seat, hitting her head on the floor where she lay immobile.

“Teachers called an ambulance and the paramedics established she had consumed cannabis. A police investigation followed.”

Mr Urquhart said the girl was taken to the accident and emergency department at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness but was discharged the same day after treatment.

He said police went to the hospital and spoke to the girl about what happened.

Mr Urquhart added: “She gave an account of having smoked cannabis that had been obtained from someone named ‘Ross’ to whom she had spoken.

“One of the other girls was able to provide Ketterer’s name and address.

“He was detained and admitted meeting a girl at Millburn and supplying one gram of cannabis for £15.”

Sentence on Ketterer, of 15 Hillpark Brae, Munlochy, was deferred until September 7 for psychiatric and background reports.

After the incident on May 9 last year, parents called for police to search lockers at Millburn Academy.

And a month later a multi-agency event was held at the school with drink and drugs safety on the agenda

The event brought together parents, carers and professionals from a wide range of agencies who work with young people.

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]